Itinerary | 7 Nights - Treasures of Burgundy & Provence from Lyon


7 Nights - Treasures of Burgundy & Provence from Lyon

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Departs from Lyon, France on July 06, 2020 returning July 16, 2020

Amadeus Waterways - Amadeus Provence

Departing Roundtrip Lyon, France. Visiting Macon, Chalon Sur Saone, Tournus, Lyon, Avignon, Arles, Chateauneuf du Rhone, Le Pouzin.

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Day
Ports of Call
Arrival
Departure
Day:1
Port:Lyon, France
Arrival:4:00 PM
Departure:10:00 PM

Lyon, France

Set along a narrow peninsula between the Rhone and Saone Rivers, Lyon is located in the heart of France's Provence region. Visitors can take in panoramic views from atop Fourviere Hill and step into the past when they tour Vieux Lyon's (Old Lyon's) cobblestone streets and 16th century architecture.

Now an important educational center, Lyon's cultural life is reflected in its buildings, museums and houses. Dominating the skyline is the Basilica of Fourviere, known for its lavish interior decorations of marble and mosaics.

Day:2
Port:Macon, France
Arrival:8:00 AM
Departure:7:00 PM

Macon, France

Macon is on the banks of the Saone river in the Saone-et-Loire department of France, to the south of the Burgundy region, north of Lyon and near Cluny. The town is the most southerly in Burgundy, and perhaps the first town that you come to heading when south through France that feels 'Mediterranean', with canal tile rooves and pastel painted buildings.

With a history dating back more than 2000 years, Macon prospered thanks to its historical position as an important border town to the east of France, and on an important trading route. The town and region, like many in Burgundy, are now very well known the local wine.

Day:3
Port:Chalon-sur-Saone, France
Arrival:8:00 AM
Departure:2:30 PM

Chalon-sur-Saone, France

Considered an important center for the wine trade, Chalon-sur-Saone is the entrance to France's famed Dijon region. The city's fine quays border the Saone River at its junction with the Canal du Centre. The two lofty steeples of the 17th century Church of St. Pierre can be seen from anywhere in the city. Other architectural treasures and historical sites include the crypt of St. Benigne and 13th century Church of St. Vincent.

Day:3
Port:Tournus, France
Arrival:5:30 PM
Departure:7:30 PM

Tournus, France

Tournus is located on the right bank of the Saone, 20 km. northeast of Macon on the Paris-Lyon railway.

Day:4
Port:Lyon, France
Arrival:6:00 AM
Departure:12:00 PM

Lyon, France

Set along a narrow peninsula between the Rhone and Saone Rivers, Lyon is located in the heart of France's Provence region. Visitors can take in panoramic views from atop Fourviere Hill and step into the past when they tour Vieux Lyon's (Old Lyon's) cobblestone streets and 16th century architecture.

Now an important educational center, Lyon's cultural life is reflected in its buildings, museums and houses. Dominating the skyline is the Basilica of Fourviere, known for its lavish interior decorations of marble and mosaics.

Day:5
Port:Avignon, France
Arrival:9:00 AM
Departure:---

Avignon, France

Avignon is a commune in south-eastern France in the department of Vaucluse on the left bank of the Rhone river. Of the 90,194 inhabitants of the city (as of 2011), about 12,000 live in the ancient town centre enclosed by its medieval ramparts.

Between 1309 and 1377, during the Avignon Papacy, seven successive popes resided in Avignon and in 1348 Pope Clement VI bought the town from Joanna I of Naples. Papal control persisted until 1791 when, during the French Revolution, it became part of France. The town is now the capital of the Vaucluse department and one of the few French cities to have preserved its ramparts.

The historic centre, which includes the Palais des Papes, the cathedral, and the Pont d'Avignon, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. The medieval monuments and the annual Festival d'Avignon have helped to make the town a major centre for tourism.

Day:6
Port:Avignon, France
Arrival:---
Departure:5:00 AM

Avignon, France

Avignon is a commune in south-eastern France in the department of Vaucluse on the left bank of the Rhone river. Of the 90,194 inhabitants of the city (as of 2011), about 12,000 live in the ancient town centre enclosed by its medieval ramparts.

Between 1309 and 1377, during the Avignon Papacy, seven successive popes resided in Avignon and in 1348 Pope Clement VI bought the town from Joanna I of Naples. Papal control persisted until 1791 when, during the French Revolution, it became part of France. The town is now the capital of the Vaucluse department and one of the few French cities to have preserved its ramparts.

The historic centre, which includes the Palais des Papes, the cathedral, and the Pont d'Avignon, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. The medieval monuments and the annual Festival d'Avignon have helped to make the town a major centre for tourism.

Day:6
Port:Arles, France
Arrival:8:00 AM
Departure:6:30 PM

Arles, France

Arles is a town in the Provence in the southeast of France. Remote, uneventful, but definitely no waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture. The museums are small, but have some interesting artifacts. Unfortunately there are no Van Goghs to be found in the city, despite the fact that his residence in Arles was his most productive. Chico Bouchiki, co-founder of the Gypsy Kings, as well as the rest of the band, is from Arles. Take a lazy stroll along the Rhône, dip into a café and continue strolling.

Day:7
Port:Chateauneuf du Rhone
Arrival:4:30 AM
Departure:8:30 AM

Chateauneuf du Rhone

Chateauneuf-du-Rhone is a commune in the Drome department in southeastern France.

Day:7
Port:Le Pouzin
Arrival:12:00 PM
Departure:2:00 PM

Le Pouzin

Le Pouzin is a commune in the Ardeche department in southern France.

Day:8
Port:Lyon, France
Arrival:8:00 AM
Departure:---

Lyon, France

Set along a narrow peninsula between the Rhone and Saone Rivers, Lyon is located in the heart of France's Provence region. Visitors can take in panoramic views from atop Fourviere Hill and step into the past when they tour Vieux Lyon's (Old Lyon's) cobblestone streets and 16th century architecture.

Now an important educational center, Lyon's cultural life is reflected in its buildings, museums and houses. Dominating the skyline is the Basilica of Fourviere, known for its lavish interior decorations of marble and mosaics.

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